CBDT Notifies ‘District Legal Service Authority, Haryana’ for exemption U/s. 10(46) – Income Tax

(Department of Revenue)

New Delhi, the 22nd October, 2018

S.O. 5367(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (46) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby notifies for the purposes of the said clause, ‘District Legal Service Authority’ as specified in the Schedule to this notification, constituted by Government of Haryana for every District in the State of Haryana in exercise of powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 9 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 (Central Act No. 39 of 1987), as a ‘class of body’ in respect of the following specified income arising to that body, namely:—

(a) Grants received from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Central Authority i.e. National Legal Services Authority and State Authority i.e. Haryana State Legal Services Authority for the purposes of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987;

(b) Grants or donation received from the Central Government or the State Government of Haryana for the purpose of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987;

(c) Amount received under the order of the Court;

(d) Fee received as recruitment application fee; and

(e) Interest earned on (a) to (d) above.

2. This notification shall be effective subject to the conditions that each of the District Legal Service Authority.

(a) shall not engage in any commercial activity;

(b) activities and the nature of the specified income shall remain unchanged throughout the financial years; and

(c) shall file return of income in accordance with the provision of clause (g) of sub-section (4C) of section 139 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

3. This notification shall be deemed to have been applied for assessment Year 2018-19 and shall apply with respect to the assessment years 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22 & 2022-23.

[Notification No. 70/2018/F. No. 300196/64/2018-ITA-I]

Explanatory Memorandum:-It is certified that no person is being adversely affected by giving retrospective effect to this notification.

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